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International Conference on Pig Survivability Postponed Until October 2021

The International Conference on Pig Survivability, originally set for Oct. 28-29, 2020 has been postponed a year due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for the conference are Oct. 27-28, 2021 and the location will remain at the Hilton Omaha, in Omaha, NE.

We are disappointed that we're not able to hold this conference this fall, yet we know the decision is the right one for our attendees and our presenters. We look forward to sharing even more information with attendees in 2021 about how they can use current information to improve survivability rates in their operations.

As we looked at the unknowns in terms of allowable travel by companies, businesses and universities, and other factors affecting return to normal business function due to COVID-19, our organizing committee chose to alleviate the potential risk of negative impact on the industry by postponing the conference.

In the meantime, find out more about the Improving Pig Survivability Project

The 2021 conference objectives are to facilitate the discussion and dissemination of the most current information relative to sow, litter, weaned pig and grow-finish mortality. With this conference, we aim to bring the industry together to motivate change while providing the tools and resources to do it.

While the conference will remain an important component of our overall Improving Pig Survivability Project, other avenues of information distribution such as podcasts, fact sheets, webinars and other digital media, will continue as planned. We are developing a strong, nationally effective extension and outreach effort coupled with innovative applied research for this project and are confident this conference will be a major piece of that effort in 2021.

See more project information at our website https://www.piglivability.org.